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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:40 pm 
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Yeah too right,
And make the parts/choice more accessable outside America.

Saying that, I brought my 10th Ric yesterday a Jetglo 330/6 which equates to owning one a year playing in pubs and clubs up and down the U.K over the last ten years, which out does Mr Weller his Jam years.....

Though I don't think the Jay Marriott model sounds right, lol, and there a fair few photo's of me playing one.

Thank you Mr Hall & co, love ya.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:02 pm 
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I still don't understand the idea of paying huge extra money to get a guitar with anothers persons signature on it - and have it made to this persons personally prefered specs. Wouldn't it be better to get a guitar that suit your personal specs?


...We do not agree very often, but this time I think you are absolutely right...



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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:04 pm 
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Yeah too right,
And make the parts/choice more accessable outside America.

Saying that, I brought my 10th Ric yesterday a Jetglo 330/6 which equates to owning one a year playing in pubs and clubs up and down the U.K over the last ten years, which out does Mr Weller his Jam years.....

Though I don't think the Jay Marriott model sounds right, lol, and there a fair few photo's of me playing one.

Thank you Mr Hall & co, love ya.


Marriott... family?


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:31 pm 
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I wish,
No sorry, though I've been in touch with Toby, Steve's son a couple of years back.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:45 pm 
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I'm guessing here but wouldn't such a venture need Paul's permission?

Here in the UK recently there's been an ad campain in guitar mags where Paul is promoting the Epiphone Casino.

I have to admit it's a great idea though.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:15 pm 
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On Weller's all black 330, the R tailpiece was replaced with the stop bar in or around 1981.
This was not a 'modification', this was just done out of pure necessity as the R tailpiece got smashed off during a gig. One would presume the damage at the tail of the guitar was bad enough that the R tailpiece couldn't easily be re-attached.
I saw The Jam quite a few times in '81' and '82' and I'm amazed that the guitar is still playable today after the thrashing that Weller gave it during every gig.
I particularly remember one of the final gigs at Wembley Arena where 3 or 4 times Weller swung the guitar around over his head and smashed it into his amps.

With reference to a Weller signature guitar, I wouldn't assume that Rickenbacker hasn't approached the Weller camp at some point over the last 30 years with a view to doing this. But knowing just how difficult and demanding the Weller camp are, especially when it come down to the money end of the business, I wouldn't be suprised if the whole thing was canned because the Wellers wanted an unreasonable amount of money for doing it.
Just a thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:54 pm 
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With reference to a Weller signature guitar, I wouldn't assume that Rickenbacker hasn't approached the Weller camp at some point over the last 30 years with a view to doing this. But knowing just how difficult and demanding the Weller camp are, especially when it come down to the money end of the business, I wouldn't be suprised if the whole thing was canned because the Wellers wanted an unreasonable amount of money for doing it.
Just a thought.


Could be. I know that Paul can be stubborn about some things (like not reuniting with The Jam!) so it's possible. I just think it would make an awesome guitar model for Rickenbacker!


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:20 pm 
 
Is this thread still going on.......Wake me up im having a nightmare.


Rob who cares? just scratch `i am nobody` on yer V64 and be done young man.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:17 pm 
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My twopenneth worth.

In the days of The Jam. Weller played RICs almost exclusively, but, and I should here say I got my RIC mainly because of his playing them, he never really had a distinctive RIC sound that was his own, like Petty for example. It was just 330s being played loud and that was it.


Seems like you're a Jam fan so I'm really scratching my head here. Weller has a very distinct sound! Indeed it is "just 330s being played loud" ...through cranked AC30s with treble full on. I can think of no other artist using this sound exclusively and it is ubiquitous on at least the first two Jam LPs.

Nonetheless, I see no need for a signature model. Weller, buck and Marr used stock RICs that are still available today 330s and 360s. (I associate Weller much more w/ stock FG330 and JG330s w/ white guards than the black on black shown in the picture). Okay, maybe the headstock was a little bigger in those days.

The sig model thing has never really appealed to me anyway cause I'm looking for what works for ME and not necessarily what my heroes use, but to each their own. For these artists you would be simply paying for their signature on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not a Paul Weller model?
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:21 pm 
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(I associate Weller much more w/ stock FG330 and JG330s w/ white guards than the black on black shown in the picture).


Precisely why a Weller model would be somewhat pointless. PW played a stock 70's 330FG for most of the Jam period. Apart from a signature on the pickguard, there would be nothing distinguisable about such a model.


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